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Death of a Salesman Charatcer Dvelpomnet Essay

A persons attitude is mostly what everyone around him or her will view them as. From this they can tell many things. Whether it is if the person is funny or down to earth or even irresponsible. Many times people change personalities often and they would be classified as being a dynamic type of person. A person who is doesnt change is classified as being a static character. Willy, from Death of a Salesman written by Arthur Miller, is a static character for his inability to grasp reality, his poor parenting and his constant lying to his wife.Foremost, Willy has a problem with his inability to grasp reality. As he grows older his mind is starting to slip. For example, when he talks to the woman and his brother Ben. Throughout the story, Willy dreams of talking to the woman, because the woman is a person that he was dating in when he went to Boston. He was cheating behind his wifes back. Willy basically uses her as a scapegoat when hes hallucinating about her. He blames all of his problems on the woman. For instance Willy says, Cause you do Theres so much I want to make for. (38) This is the evidence right here. Also he dreams about his brother Ben. Willy wishes could be more like his brother who has just passed away a couple of months previously to the story. He also wishes he didnt have to work and could be rich like Ben. He respects Ben for not really working and making a lot of money. Another example of Willys hallucinations are when he says, How are you all? (45) This occurs when Willy is talking with Charley and he starts thinking about Ben. Willys inability to grasp reality never changed throughout the story.Willy also has very poor parenting skills. He has two children Biff and Happy. Willy excuses Biff for a lot of events when he was younger. If Biff stole something, Willy just brushes it off and says that is was no big deal. He didnt even care when Biff failed math and did not graduate from high school. ...

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